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  • Establishing a Business Entity in Ireland (Updated)

    I. Introduction - As a common law jurisdiction, Ireland’s legal system is similar to that of the US and the UK and businesses can be carried on in Ireland in several different ways, including as sole traders, partnerships, or companies. Companies - A company is a body formed and registered under the Companies Act 2014, which has legal personality separate and distinct from its shareholders. There are various types of companies, and each has its own distinct advantages and disadvantages. Please see full Chapter below for more information.

  • Irish DPC gets go ahead in latest chapter of the saga of Max Schrems and Facebook

    On 14 May the Irish High Court handed down its judgment in the judicial review case brought by Facebook Ireland Ltd (FBI) against the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC), finding substantially in favour of the DPC.

  • Stamp duty and affordable housing charges

    The Irish government has increased the rate of stamp duty payable on the purchase of residential units (houses and duplexes), where 10 or more such units are acquired by one party (or by one party and a "connected party") over a 12-month period, to 10% from the current rate of 1% on the first €1 million (and 2% on the value in excess of €1 million). In the event that the 10 units are acquired in multiple transactions across a 12-month period, the higher rate of stamp duty will be triggered on the acquisition of the tenth unit and applied retrospectively to the initial nine units.

  • EU-U.S. Data Transfers Under Fresh Spotlight Following Irish DPC Ruling

    Today saw a key ruling by the Irish High Court which could have wide ranging implications in relation to a range of data use, targeted advertising and data transfers between Europe and the United States. The Irish data protection enforcer, the DPC, had issued a Preliminary Draft Decision (PDD) raising various concerns over the lack of privacy rights of EU citizens when their personal data is transferred to the U.S. for commercial purposes and the basis typically relied upon by businesses, namely, the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs)....

  • Republic of Labour Law - Irish HR Updates in March

    This week in the Republic of Labour Law, we discuss an upcoming change to Parent’s Leave. Currently, Parent’s Leave entitles each parent to two weeks’ leave during the first year of a child’s life, or in the case of adoption, within one year of the placement of the child with the family.

  • MarkIt to Market® - February 2021: Watching the Pot™

    The Green, Green Grass of Home - Medical cannabis access in Ireland took another step forward last month when Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, introduced funding and eased the ways for patients to get access to it.

  • Republic of Labour Law – Irish HR Updates (UPDATED)

    Welcome to our February edition of Republic of Labour Law, a monthly newsletter in which we distil the most important Irish legal and HR updates from the last month in 500 words or less.

  • 2021 Venture Capital Guide - Ireland

    World Law Group member firms recently collaborated on a Global Venture Capital Guide that covers more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on Venture Capital deals (and more!).

  • Fund Finance – Positive Developments for Sponsors and Investors under Ireland’s Investment Limited Partnership 2.0 Regime

    Why is this topic suddenly of interest? Irish Investment Limited Partnerships (“ILPs”) have been around since the introduction of the Investment Limited Partnership Act in 1994 (the “1994 Act”). Due to certain requirements imposed under the 1994 Act, they have seldom been used – there were only six in existence as of January 2021 based upon statistics published by the Central Bank of Ireland (“CBI”).

  • Republic of Labour Law – Irish HR Updates in January

    Welcome to a very special January edition of Republic of Labour Law, a monthly newsletter in which we distil the most important Irish legal and HR updates from the last month in 500 words or less.

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